Today marks 80 years since the brutal attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii that led to the United States entering World War II. More than 2,400 people, including 25 South Carolinians, were killed as hundreds of Japanese planes bombed military and civilians on U.S. soil. Communities across the state will have remembrance ceremonies today. More: WCBD, The Post and Courier, Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Aiken Standard
In other headlines:
Senate likely to take up redistricting map today. The state Senate Judiciary Committee approved redrawn districts Monday and it’s likely the full Senate could take up the plan today. The Senate’s 46-district map has been less controversial in comparison to the House’s 124-district map. Both chambers are delaying Congressional redistricting maps until January. More: AP News
Alexander assumes role of Senate President, Peeler gets head of budget committee. State Sen. Harvey Peeler, R-Gaffney, has stepped down from his role as Senate President to become the chair of the state budget-writing committee. Sen. Thomas Alexander, R-Oconee, will take the purple robe and gavel as the new Senate President. More: AP News
Comedian Chevy Chase works at Charleston restaurant. After grabbing something to eat at Raising Cane’s restaurant while in town for a special screening of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, comedian Chevy Chase helped serve of some fried chicken. More: WCBD
Murdaugh news: New bond hearing, Bank of America lawsuit. After twice being denied bond, Alex Murdaugh will again seek bond Friday. More: The State; And, Bank of America is being accused of bending rules to allow Murdaugh to bilk money from folks in a new lawsuit. More: WISTV
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